What is iLASIK 


With improvement in technology, LASIK surgery has become safer and easier to perform than before.

iLASIK is a type of LASIK surgery which uses the IntraLase bladeless technology and VISX Wavefront-guided technology to correct myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. It offers accuracy and can correct the vision and unique imperfections of the eye which cannot be achieved by conventional LASIK surgery.

Lang Eye Centre - Excimer Laser and Eye

A custom 3D map of the eye is created using the Wavefront-guided technology. These images are unique to every individual eye. Numbing eyedrops are then given and a device holds the eye open.

The IntraLase laser creates a thin flap in the cornea. Next, the VISX excimer laser uses the information from the 3D map to reshape the cornea. The flap is put back in place. Light can now focus better on the retina, which corrects the refractive error of the eye.

The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes.


iLASIK surgery is generally preferred over conventional LASIK surgery due to the following reasons.

  1. Accurate with low risks: In iLASIK surgery, the corneal incision and circular flap is created by the femtosecond laser, eliminating the usage of sharp surgical tools. This laser technique is accurate and gentle on the eye, thereby reducing the risk of injury and complications.
  2. Corrects vision and unique imperfections of the eye: The bladeless, Wavefront-guided LASIK corrects high order aberrations, which cannot be achieved with conventional LASIK surgery. This technology aims to achieve the optimal visual outcome.
  3. Shorter treatment time needed: The system provides clear 3D images of the eye in real time. The excimer laser will then use the information to make customised adjustments. With these fully customised images, the process can be completed within 15 minutes.
  4. Suitable for those with thin corneas: Those with thinner corneas can get better results as the laser utilises the 3D map of the eye to create a much thinner flap compared to the flap that is created by surgical tools in conventional LASIK surgery.


At Lang Eye Centre, our LASIK surgeon is trained to utilise the patented IntraLase Method, which has an established track record for femtosecond laser flap creation. We are committed to providing you with safe and US FDA-approved technologies that aims to provide good vision without glasses and contact lenses. To understand your LASIK surgical options, please call +65 6684 1000 or email manager@langeye.sg.

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